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Mozilla Labs Gaming launches, browser-based 'Open Web' games here we come

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Mozilla Labs Gaming.

Now, don't make the same mistake I did: Mozilla isn't becoming a games studio. No, instead it will act as a catalyst -- an incubator -- for games built with 'Open Web' technologies. The Open Web is a new term that encompasses free, open-source tools that work across all platforms, and in theory across all next-generation Web browsers. The idea is that Web apps, like their open source, compiled cousins, can also be free. Rather than running to compiled cop-outs like Native Client, we should instead embrace JavaScript as the in-the-browser language of choice.

To kick things off, Mozilla Labs Gaming is holding its first ever international gaming contest -- Game On 2010 -- at the end of September. I don't have any more information about the competition format, or indeed if there are any prizes, but I'll see what I can find out!

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